Sunday, August 17, 2014

Feast of the Dormition

We have prepared a choral arrangement (SATB) of Rejoice, O Purest Mother (Veselisja, Vo Čistot'i), a well-known hymn traditionally associated with this Great Feast of the Church.

The melodic theme of this hymn may also be embraced in traditional fashion by chanting the Cherubim Hymn and Anamnesis Acclamation to the same melody. This can also be done in the post-festive period.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

On Mount Tabor - The Feast of the Transfiguration

Propers, hymns and hymn selection (order of worship) for the Solemn Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ (Wednesday, August 6, 2014), are available on the For the Faithful resource page.

Epistle - 2nd Peter 1:10-19
Gospel - Matthew 17:1-9

Festal Tone

NOTE: We have prepared and included a para-liturgical hymn for the Feast of the Transfiguration entitled "On Mount Tabor". The melody is taken from the hymn "Na Tavori Preobrazivsja" included in the 1969 Prešov hymnal, Duchovňi Pisňi compiled by Fr. Štefan Papp. The English lyrics are an adapted translation of those from the original hymn, prepared with the generous assistance of Susan Tychnowicz, a member of our parish chant group.